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Monday, April 30, 2012

Week 2

Week 2 of my summer courses with Stanford just started. It's also finals week at PNC. Right now I'm juggling six classes, work, and volunteering. In a few weeks I start my third summer course, but I'll be done with PNC until fall. I'm mentally exhausted, but this stuff builds character, right?

I just got done figuring (or at least attempting) my grades for the semester, as it closes. I have a solid 'A' in Speech. This surprises me as this is the class that I'd figured I'd do the worst in, given my shyness. English 102 could potentially give me a B, but chances are it's an A. Algebra is really up in the air. My grade in that class could be anything. I could still get an A in the course, but I will have to really work super hard. Geography is kind of at a see-saw between an A and a B. I definitely would like an A, like with all my other classes, I'll have to wait and see how it goes.

Tomorrow is my first final, fortunately it's in the evening. I've also got two articles due tomorrow, which brings me to my eight required for the month. I've already got the topics selected, I just need to write them.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012


So my Stanford course (CS) just started. Things are due the day of (most) finals at PNC. I also still have four articles due by the 30th. I've mainly got outlines for those done. No math ones assigned for the remainder of the month which is good. Got some oddball ones... a linguistics one, gardening, the Titanic, and a travel one. Next month is probably going to be all employment topics. :)

Just started a new volunteer job which, perhaps, will make summer somewhat interesting, two summer courses... one doesn't start until July. I might add another course, depending on what my advisor says. Basic Drawing. And... I've gotta' work, too, of course.

Coffee will power me through it. In fact, I'm actually already dead. All physical movements are chemical reactions due to exorbitant amounts of caffeine. Ooh! Like a zombie. Except not a brain eating zombie. More like a zombie who is getting an education... so sort of the opposite.

Friday, April 13, 2012

One of My Linguistics Articles Went Viral!

The last week has been a real surprise! Last Thursday, I started receiving a large bit of traffic on one of my articles, which is unusual, but not unheard of. I was definitely excited, but expected it to wane over the next day or two. However, traffic went through the roof and is only just now subsiding a bit!

Thus far, I've receive 64,000 Facebook likes on my Michigan Accent article alone. There were also several hundred tweets, Pinterest pins, etc. I'm definitely excited about this! Since the article contains links to a few of my other articles, those articles have also received several thousand views a piece.

I know my traffic will go back down to normal within the coming days, but it's always nice to have a jump in traffic (and earnings.) Maybe it'll strengthen my subdomain! :)